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The Namesake

The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(4) Sea Level

This one is very readable. Some passages might seem a little tricky to follow if you are unfamiliar with Bengali customs, but the novel explains each custom as you come across it in the text.

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